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Type of record:Building
Name:Lighthouse store, Brough Harbour


A building formerly used for stores for Dunnet Head Lighthouse.


Lighthouse store  © David Glass, 2011Lighthouse store inscription  © David Glass, 2011
Grid Reference:ND 2202 7401
Map Sheet:ND27SW
Civil Parish:DUNNET
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS

Monument Types

  • STOREHOUSE (Built, 19th Century - 1830 AD to 1830 AD)

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG55421

Full description

The Lighthouse Store is a rectangular building 7.9 metres long and 5.5 metres wide situated at Brough Harbour. It was constructed by the Northern Lighthouse Board in 1830. Its purpose was the temporary storage of lighthouse supplies landed at the harbour. Onward transport to the lighthouse was by horse-drawn cart.
The building is constructed of sandstone blocks. The seaward wall contains a door and two window openings and is of narrow-joint ashlar construction. Above the foundation course the blocks in the seaward wall and the quoins on the four corners are broached with parallel lines. Above the door there is the inscription ‘2 Miles, 3Q and 11 Yds from the LIGHTHOUSE. 1830’. This information might have been used in setting payments for carting of stores.
The roof is hipped and the original slating has been replaced by corrugated sheets. An old photograph shows that the building was painted white, in the manner of most lighthouse property, but no traces of paint remain. The building is currently used for storing fishing gear.
Information submitted by David Glass for Brough Bay Association <1>

<1> Glass, D, 07/2011, Information from Brough Community Harbour Project (Text/Record Form). SHG25594.

Related Monument/Building records

MHG2240Related to: Dunnet Head Lighthouse & Keeper's House, Walls & Gatepiers (Monument)

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